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Cutting hair is a form of art that is rife with inspiration, style, and room for critiquing. Understanding how to read and work with hair is something many stylists work toward their entire lives. Cosmo Easterly, master stylist and the author of this book, brings his expertise to you in this complete guide to understanding hair. Designed to guide even the most untrained hair stylists through the rigors of the industry, you will learn everything you need to know to transform yourself from just another stylist into a stylist with returning customers. This book features tips on methods of hair styling methods, and outlines the required resources you need to be a successful hair stylist. You will learn all the necessary aspects of the hair styling profession, starting with the most essential — the mindset every stylist needs when cutting and styling hair. You will learn the essence of creativity in reading, cutting, forming, coloring and texturing hair. You will also learn how to talk with the clients and what they want, how they react to you, and what you can expect.Presented by Cosmo Easterly, a premier name in hair styling, this guide will teach you everything imaginable about the industry before jumping into the key components of cutting, shaping, coloring, and perming. You will learn about balance points, symmetry, the basics of lotions and tension wrapping, and the particular needs of fine, medium, and coarse hair. For every potential and soon-to-be hair stylist, Cosmo Easterly’s complete guide to understanding and styling hair is a stepping stone into the industry.

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Cutting hair is more than just a career; it is an art form, completed with inspirations, styles, and critics. Understanding how to read and work with hair is something that many stylists work towards their entire lives, trying to become a master of an interminable art form. Cosmo Easterly, master stylist and the author of this enlightening book on the form of cutting and perming any type hair, brings his master of the scissors to you in this complete guide. Designed to guide even the most untrained of new hair stylists through the rigors and wilds of the stylist

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amandapearsall, February 25, 2010 (view all comments by amandapearsall)
How to Create the Perfect Cut, Shape, Color and Perm for Any Hair Type:
Secrets and Techniques from a Master Stylist -by Cosmo Easterly

It is immediately apparent upon reading even the introduction to Cosmo Easterly’s informative, inspirational manual for hair designers that the man loves his work. In fact, after completing this entertaining tribute to the creative world of hair design this reviewer truly wished that his salon was nearby and that he would be able to work his magic on me! Cosmo Easterly is obviously a gifted, talented artist and by writing this book has generously allowed the rest of the hair dressers out there an opportunity to share in his genius.

Mr. Easterly provides not only superb instruction in techniques such as the proper cut, shape, and coloring, but is also a master at the permanent wave and takes us step by step through the processes necessary to achieve gorgeous results in that area. Throughout the book, the illustrations provided show us the originality of his designs and add to the overall impression of just how expert this man is in his profession.

To go along with the instructional and the creative, there is also a dose of the politics of business, as the author shares his knowledge and suggestions for dealing with the all
important “customer”. The author’s breezy, conversational style of writing makes this a very pleasant read and one that every serious hair designer should take to heart. Rating: *****
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Aclove, February 23, 2010 (view all comments by Aclove)
Like a painter with his canvas, many hair stylists view hair and the perfect cut as an art form. In How to Create the Perfect Cut, Shape, Color, and Perm for Any Hair Type, Cosmo Easterly explains how stylists can get the best results for themselves and their clients. After spending twenty-four years in the industry, specializing technique, and learning many key lessons, Easterly reveals his discoveries so that any stylist, be it novice or veteran, can gain new perspective.

The advice found within Easterly’s book affirms his belief that hair matters; it’s important. He recognizes that the client trusts the hairstylist, and that the stylist is ultimately changing the client’s life—even if it is only for a few months. With a strong belief in personal responsibility, Easterly emphasizes the importance of creativity, reading hair, controlling your emotions, not working for tips, and to never, ever stop learning.

Easterly’s book is a learning guide, complete with tools such as learning objectives, review questions, quizzes, a fantastic reference section complete with techniques and art forms, and of course, stunning photos. For the laymen, budding student, or stylist who’s looking for fresh perspective, this book offers insight, positive reinforcement, and a new way to view hair.

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snowballcritic, February 4, 2010 (view all comments by snowballcritic)
This book is written by an expert in his field and a true believer. Cosmo wants his readers to be passionate and creative about their work, and he kick starts a more artistic approach to the daily routines of hairdressing. He understands that every client has a one time or another had a bad hair cut or a frizzy perm, and wants his readers to find ways to give clients a more satisfying experience. This involves not only knowing the client but knowing yourself. He frequently draws comparisons with the artistry of great painting.
He spends a lot of time considering the ways to approach clients, to find out what they really want even when they don’t know themselves, and while the writing still emphasizes the inspirational, he gives really practical suggestions for dealing with clients both good and bad. The focus of the book is more about imagination than technique, but he makes some fascinating comments about balance points – the shape of eyes, nose and lips that an artist uses as a starting point for his work. He waxes lyrical about perms, which is an eye-opener to those of us who remember a nasty smell, a painful process, and a frizzy result. In this section of the book he discusses technicalities that only a hairdresser will love – but that is who he is writing the book for.
There are review questions and quizzes at the end of each chapter, and at the end of the book a comprehensive reference section, together with step by step illustrations of two styles, showing before and after. Those of us not in the profession will be amazed to read about different cutting techniques (25 of them) and perming techniques (11 of them). Cosmo has succeeded in writing a book that is entertaining and instructive to read whether you are a hairdresser or not, and this is a real achievement.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781601384027
Author:
Easterly, Cosmo
Publisher:
Atlantic Publishing Group (FL)
Subject:
Hairdressing
Subject:
Beauty & Grooming - Hair
Subject:
Beauty and Fashion-Hair and Braids
Subject:
Beauty and Fashion-Beauty General
Series:
Back-To-Basics
Publication Date:
20091131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Dimensions:
10.90x8.40x.50 in. .80 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Cutting hair is more than just a career; it is an art form, completed with inspirations, styles, and critics. Understanding how to read and work with hair is something that many stylists work towards their entire lives, trying to become a master of an interminable art form. Cosmo Easterly, master stylist and the author of this enlightening book on the form of cutting and perming any type hair, brings his master of the scissors to you in this complete guide. Designed to guide even the most untrained of new hair stylists through the rigors and wilds of the stylist
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